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A Democratic lawmaker explains to House Republicans how bills become law and that they will still need to negotiate

Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-NY) explained the importance of passing bipartisan laws to address the problems at the southern border to the Republicans.

Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-NY) explained the importance of passing bipartisan laws to address the problems at the southern border to the Republicans.

During a House floor speech about border security and immigration policy, Suozzi pointed out that even if Republicans regain the White House in 2024, they will still have to discuss with Democrats to pass an immigration bill.

Previously, a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers attempted to pass a comprehensive border security bill earlier in the year, but the legislation failed after former President Donald Trump insisted that GOP lawmakers vote against it.

The New York Democrat criticized Republicans for campaigning “on the chaos” by not allowing Biden a legislative win during an election year. “Mr. Roy, the histrionics and the hyperbole are not working,” Suozzi told Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) who responded loudly and was eventually called to order.

Suozzi continued:

So they said, we don’t want to go forward with that bill because we want to campaign on the chaos. We don’t want to give a victory to the Democrats. It’s not a victory for Biden or for the Democrats, for the United States of America, and for us to move forward as a country. We have got to work together. I see the people up here in the gallery today. People watch television, they read the newspaper, and they’re sick of this. They don’t want us fighting with each other. They don’t want us with the histrionics and the hyperbole. They want us to sit down and negotiate a settlement. H.R. two was tried before.

It didn’t work. Let’s say you get everything you want. Let’s say Trump gets elected. Let’s say that you win the house. You win the Senate. I don’t want that to happen, obviously, but let’s say you get everything you want. You won’t get enough votes in the Senate. You’ll still have to negotiate a bipartisan compromise. People have got to learn to get back to the basics of legislating and negotiating and working together to solve the problems that the people of America demand that we solve. Thank you, Mr. Speaker, and I yield back.

Watch the clip above via CSPAN.

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